Sunday, December 22, 2013

Vedic philosophy: Inconceivable oneness and difference

Two things: contradictory but functioning nicely together. This is Vedic culture and it is difficult for Westerners to understand, as we do not have the capacity to deal with contradictory things happening at the same time. So do not labour under the materialistic place of duality, of either-or, which we see because we are not connected to the Supreme Absolute Truth, where there can be no duality.  The place of inconceivable oneness and difference (acintya-bhedābheda-tattva) is the Vedic philosophy, not a philosophy.  This is the transcendental platform, where seeming contradictions don't contradict each other at all.  The oneness is there, and although acintya-bhedābheda-tattva is separate from other systems of Vedic thought, at the same time it includes the others. It will take more thoughtfulness to appreciate, however. Other systems are more easily, directly appreciated.   BVPS, Ki Jai.  

Gurukula at Mayapur, West Bengal